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Charlie Campbell

Charlie Campbell wants to spread the news of so many wonderful aspects in the greater Dayton area. He is a cheerleader and a real believer that our area is the place to be. He has been active in this area for almost 40 years and you can hear him weekly at WYSO.

Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) is presenting 25 works of art by 25 artists for celebrating its 25th year. The 25 artists came together to create new works in pairs or groups resulting in this groundbreaking exhibition. The opening reception is tonight 6-8 pm and is open to all.

Tonight you can go to an outdoor movie. "Homeward Bound" will be shown outdoors at SICSA in Kettering. Local vendors will be on site from 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM with pet-related items for sale, as well as snacks and treats. The movie will begin at 9:15 PM. You are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating in the lawn.

courtesy of PlayKettering

There are a few festivals that celebrate German traditions around the city, but Germanfest gives a glimpse of the German heritage that has given Dayton some of its cultural identity. They offer its food, drink, music, the crafts, and an appreciation of its history all while enjoying an import beer and a schnitzel. The Germanfest Picnic is tonight, Saturday and Sunday at The Carillon.

Tour de Dayton

The Downtown Adventure Night is tonight. Get ready to experience your city in a whole new way. There are dozens of fun, active lifestyle-themed activities and there will be plenty of action waiting for you at Courthouse Square, Second Street, RiverScape MetroPark, and other downtown locations at this jam-packed urban adventure!

On Saturday at 10am you can go on a Hidden Oakwood Walk. Tucked into one Oakwood neighborhood you'll find three natural parks that invite calm reflection and appreciation of nature. The 1.5 mile walk will begin and end in front of Wright Library, and water will be provided.

courtesy of Dayton Art Institute

FutureFest is the 26th annual festival of six original plays, each performed once, and adjudicated by theatre professionals from across the USA. It starts tonight at 8 PM and concludes Sunday.

The Poetic Transformation and Identity show features the 2x Grammy Award winning Soul Singer-Songwriter Timothy Bloom and The House Band is the authentic feel good neo-soul jazzy funk, and rhythm & blues music of Vibe 5. This 2 hour production includes a variety of comics, singers and visual artists. This is tonight and the show starts at 9.

The Dayton Women's Rights Alliance provide donations of tampons and other feminine hygiene products to women who are homeless. And, their It's That Time of the Month Again benefit is tonight at the Yellow Cab Building, in Dayton. The event features food, raffles, local craft beer on draft and live music. Entry is $5 or the equivalent in tampon/sanitary pad donations.

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Nicole Beaulac / Flickr Creative Commons

Tonight head to downtown Dayton where locally owned businesses are celebrating their own “independents” day for the First Friday events, 5 to 10 pm. Check out local retailers, enjoy the food specials at independent restaurants, and take in a few performing arts – time is running out to see Disney’s The Lion King at the Schuster Center…that show rolls out of Dayton on Sunday.

Congratulations! You've written your book, and you've decided you would like to publish it yourself. At the Rosewood Center tomorrow, Saturday, they are providing a class all about author-publishing. They will also discuss various sales and promotional strategies that can help your book find its audience.

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